Originally Posted by jrobichaud
WOW! You did a nice job! That is exactly what I was asking about.
How gut-wrenching was it to cut into the sidewall? It appears to be a fairly straight forward install.
Did you need to run electric there? Were touable to tap into an existing circuit? Where did you buy the door? I would be concerned about leaks but if it's a factory door it should be fine?
Any details you can provide is most appreciated. I am very interested in doing this.
How did you determine the exact location for cutting the door so you weren't cutting into the bathroom or too far right in the kitchen?
It took a couple beers to get the courage up to make that first cut, but no guts, no glory!
There is electric already there, I just installed a box and outlet. The thing to do, is to cut the bottom out first, and cut through the lower cross member so that you are level with the floor. Then set the door in place, trace the outline, and cut the rest of the hole. As for location, I simply went from the middle of the window straight down, drilled a hole about 2"up from skirt and started cutting out and down.
I got my door from the factory techs in Goshen, cost = $0.00. As for leaks, I ran a strip of putty around perimeter of the door, clamped and screwed it in place, them finished off with white ProSeal. I'm going to finish off the inside this spring, right now it's open with a small backstop to hold the fridge in place.